Agbogbloshie, Ghana: The largest e-waste dumping site in the world

from Story by Jenni Ryall.

When you throw out your television, you expect it to be recycled properly. The reality is much more grim.

Due to the toxic chemicals in electronic appliances — TVs, computers, stereo systems, refrigerators — the cost of disposing of such items correctly is costly and dangerous. This has made illegal dumping a lucrative business in poor regions.

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Images in article are not to be believed.


E-waste Dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana (photo: courtesy wikipedia).